my manager calls me a “diversity hire,” text-speak at work, and more

Ask a Manager

My manager refers to me as a diversity hire. A number of years ago, my manager (who happens to be the organizational leader) started using shorthands like “k,” “kk,” “ty,” “tnx,” and a number of others in chats and texts.

HR Terminology 101: A Quick Glossary of Commonly Confused HR Terms

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Candidate: Someone who has applied and qualifies for the job. Passive Candidate : Someone who has a job they like and an employer they are content to work for. Active Candidate: Someone who either doesn’t have a job or has a job they are trying to leave. Talent Management System : A system that helps manage all parts of an organization’s talent, including those that aren’t yet hired (recruitment) and those that are (performance management, development and compensation).